We reported back in January the M. Night Shyamalan will be making a new Tales From The Crypt series for TNT. Days later we had news that the Crypt Keeper that we all know and love would not be returning, instead a new character will be taking his place. Since January, there hasn’t been much said about the series, until this past weekend at WonderCon. While Shyamalan was promoting season 2 of his show Wayward Pines, he took a moment to talk about Tales From The Crypt and that we would be seeing a new Crypt Keeper with /Film.
“You know, I can’t say 100% but I’m thinking right now, where I am, if you’d ask me this six months ago I would have had a different answer, but where I am right not it’s more individual Black Mirror kind of stuff right now.”
If you’re wondering why the new series won’t feature the classic Crypt Keeper, it’s simple, the rights belong to HBO. TNT would have to fork over a pretty penny and purchase the rights from HBO to be able to put the Crypt Keeper back on TV.
Shyamalan is now leaning towards each episode featuring a short story in the new series, set to debut this Fall. Ashwin Rajan, John Santilli, James D. Stern and Dan McKinnon will be serving as executive producers.